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Harry Potter: Harry/Draco Recs Hogwarts Era

My favourite Hogwarts Era Harry/Draco stories (in alphabetical order).


  • A Slytherin In Gryffindor Clothing by maheliem Draco hits his head and wakes to find himself in another world where he's a Gryffindor and Harry Potter is a Slytherin. This is both an interesting and fun story. Draco finds himself in Hogwarts that's not his, although only he appears have been changed. The Harry Potter here is not a hero, and doesn't have a lightening scar on his forehead. Plus he's a Slytherin, but Draco slowly finds out that he is still the same Harry when given the chance to be heroic, Funnily enough, Draco finds out that he has the potential to be heroic also.

  • Angels and Devils by Beren. Harry defeated Voldemort: his act of heroism is famous throughout the wizarding world. He's trying to finish his final year at Hogwarts in peace, but something peculiar is happening to him, something he never would have expected. It's all rather embarrassing and making his life very complicated. Draco as Veela fics are something of a cliché in this fandom. Some are very badly written, a few are fun and one or two like this one are clever and original.

  • Beautiful_World by Cinnamon. Draco is afraid of living and Harry is afraid of dying, but sometimes the choice isn't offered. Draco's got to learn what it is to really live, while showing Harry how beautiful the world really is when you're not too scared to see it. Harry learns something about himself, something that changes the way he views the world and his life. He also starts up a strange friendship with someone totally unexpected, Draco Malfoy. It is Draco who sustains him and supports him during the worst moments of his life. This is a very moving story that develops the Harry/Draco relationship gently and beautifully. I have a few problems with it, Dumbledore's and Sirius' action in telling Harry his fate in such a manner and being so unsympathetic with his reaction towards it for a start, but nethertheless, this story will remain with me, and I guarantee the ending will make you cry.

  • Bond by Anna Fugazzi A rather original and intriguing forced bonding story that twists and turns all over the place and keeps both Harry and Draco very much in character.

  • Business as Usual by nishizono This is the tale of how Harry Potter rescued Draco Malfoy from an existential crisis, wherein Draco is a chav, Ron's sexual orientation is questioned, Snape takes points for the abject abuse of alliteration, and our hero is prone to random tourettic fits in the middle of the Great Hall. The author states that this isn't crack, I'm not too sure about that, but it sure is hilarious.

  • Checkmatingby mahaliem. In hopes of convincing Voldemort supporters to change sides, Ron decides that he and Harry should pair off with Slytherins. This made me laugh and enjoyed it being in Ron's pov for a change.

  • Commencement by Aja is a post war, leaving Hogwarts 'romantic' tale. Beautifully written and the set up between Harry and Draco is so well depicted I could both feel and believe it.

  • Corruption by Beren and the sequels Distortion and Alteration revolve around the premise that Voldemort has captured Harry and for his own twisted reasons has chosen not to kill him outright. Revenge in the Dark Lord's mind requires a fate worse than death and Harry is about to find out what that is. Beren takes us on a different path with a much changed Harry who, despite all that has been done to him, retains enough of his humanity to save Draco and to feel grief and despair at what he has done and what he has become. Carvedwood has written an authorised companion piece Draco's Story: Corruption and it is both well written and similar in style to Beren's original story.

  • Doppelganger by Vichan or here Harry sees himself in a mirror with a green towel. Draco is nice to him one second, and his typical self the next. What does it all mean? A Slytherin Harry and his 'mate' Draco Lucius fall into Harry's world and turn it upside down. For this Harry has defeated Voldemort, this Harry is very much in love with his Draco, and Draco Lucius is all together easier and more likable than the Draco Malfoy of his universe. A WIP. Or available or her LJ

  • Dream Lover by eeyore9990 When dreams become reality, will our favourite boys have the strength and courage to remain with each other despite the obstacles? A well written, well plotted and intriguing story.

  • Dream Verse by Really Sunny It began innocently enough is the start of this long involved series. Harry decide that he needs to understand Draco and spends his time researching everything about him. Slowly, he learns and much of what he learns frightens him, he also begins to fall in love. Meanwhile, Draco is not as oblivious as Harry thinks. Once you have finished, it is worth reading the Q & As just to see how well plotted the series was.

  • Draco Malfoy and the Tome of Entrapment by Saber Shadowcat. Draco took a deep breath and let it out slowly. It sucked being in love. This is a great preslash novel from Draco's pov with great portrayals of Harry, Draco, Hermione, Ron, Pansy and, especially, Neville.

  • Eclipse by Mijan. Power, Prestige, and Sweet Revenge. What's it like when you finally have everything you've ever wanted, right at your fingertips, and your entire world turns upside down? Draco Malfoy is about to find out, and the answer will take him through hell and back. An excellent, beautifully written story that takes time to show the changes in Draco that make Harry's willingness to trust and eventually befriend him totally believable. Harry and Draco both suffer considerable hardship as they struggle together to return to Hogwarts. (note, Mijan is also called PheonixSong). Here is Eclipse: Interlude. The interlude takes place between chapters 8 and 9 of "Eclipse", specifically just after Draco sends Biddy to Hogwarts.

  • Genesis by akahanna This year isn't going to be like all the others. He just knows it. A Draco-centric reimagining of HBP with mpreg that actually works!

  • Gold Tinted Spectacles by Beren or here Harry's sixth year has come and gone, part of him has been alone because of everything he knows and everything he has seen. As his seventh year dawns he's looking for something and he's not sure what but he knows it's out there. Things start to look interesting when Draco Malfoy becomes involved. A long, involved and enjoyable love story with a strong plot and well constructed history.

  • Hall of Mirrors by Ella Bane. In the summer before Harry Potter's sixth year, he confronts a frightfully suspicious wizarding world, where friends are strangers, mirrors hide secrets, and enemies become lovers. This has an intriguing and original plot and a wonderful description of the slowly developing relationship between Harry and Draco.

  • Harry Potter and the Slytherin Connection by KrystalRoze or here It's Harry's fifth year and he's finally able to escape the Dursleys only to find that Voldemort has other plans. After numerous failed attempts to rid himself of the Gryffindor brat, Lord Voldemort now knows he must change tactics. This is the start of a four part series. It is not H/D, it's not slash, but there is a slowly developing and beautifully depicted friendship between Harry and Draco that I found both credible and highly enjoyable. The pairing is eventually Harry/Ginny, but, to be honest, this could almost be called gen because while Ginny is obviously highly important to Harry, the whole relationship is incredibly low key particularly in comparison to both the Harry/Voldemort relationship and Harry's relationship with his friends. I found manipulative Voldemort fascinating and I very much liked this Harry. The other parts are Harry Potter and the Unexpected Inheritance, Harry Potter and the Trelawney Prophecy, Harry Potter and Salazar's Talisman.

  • Hogwarts Express by Closet Skeleton. Now boarding the Hogwarts Interdimensional Express. Please mind the gap. A fascinating and occasionally bewildering story that starts of slowly and just about spins out of control, but is well worth reading.

  • Intrepid Teenage Hero by Jennavere. To save wizardkind from falling into the Dark Lord's evil clutches, intrepid teenage hero Harry Potter embarks on a dangerous quest: infiltrating Malfoy Manor and getting information from Draco using highly unorthodox methods. This made me giggle uncontrollably at times.

  • Invisible to see by Rebecca Lizard. Draco comes to terms with some bad decisions, Harry faces some rather unpalatable facts and Voldemort is up to his tricks. This is a well written and intriguing story with a very clever use of Hogwarts itself.

  • Irresistible Poison by Rhysenn. Under the influence of a love potion, Draco learns that poison doesn't always bring death -- there are other ways to suffer and live. Chemical emotion runs feverish as Harry and Draco discover the intoxication of love. Harry and Draco are in their last year at Hogwarts, still enemies until Draco makes a terrible mistake and ends up taking a love potion that affects his feeling towards Harry. Harry's distrust and dislike of Draco are tested as he comes to understand the agony Draco is going through and, with the reluctant help of Hermione, tries to help Draco counteract the spell. This long, intricate story touches on love, loyalty, compassion, hatred, betrayal and friendship and is an excellent read.

  • It's all about the subterfuge by Abra Draco likes boys. So does Harry. A very unromantic and amusing look at a potential Harry/Draco relationship where they still hate each other, but find the other sexy!

  • It Started with a Spin by Maxine Chan It started with the spin of a bottle, and now Harry and Draco have gotten themselves so far into their own game there's almost no way out again. Except to keep playing. A highly enjoyable and original way of bringing Harry and Draco together.

  • Lustre by Calico and Julad. Draco's is extremely proud of the wonderful gift his father has sent him for his 16th birthday, but slowly he comes to realise that there is far more to the gift than meets the eye and he needs someone to explain just what is going on and what exactly his father intends. He needs someone who can speak Parseltongue. He needs Harry Potter. A very in character Draco and a strong assertive Harry.

  • Marked by S-Star. Draco wants everyone to keep off his property... Short, not particularly sweet, but rather amusing and pretty clever. *g*

  • Matinee by Lady Vader. People do silly things when they're drunk, usually no one is a round to record it, but this time... A funny story with a great ending.

  • Moonlight Fair by Flutesong or here or here Draco Malfoy grows up. A very interesting and rather clever look at a Year 7 Draco through his own introspective eyes and through other eyes, in particular Harry's.

  • Moving Company by Lady Lance, When Harry becomes Slytherin, everything changes. Old relationships end, new bonds are formed. This is one of the best 'Harry gets resorted' stories I've read. It takes a slow look at Harry's reactions to the move as well as those of the people around him.

  • Naked Quidditch by Anya (gennish, ok, mild sexual innuendos of all kinds). A hilarious tale of the result of the Weasley twins losing a bet. The story is told via e-mails and is howlingly funny at times. The ending falls a little flat, but the whole story left me grinning.

  • No Need to Talk by furiosity. Sometimes a change of perspective is all that is needed to change your mind. A very realisticdescription of how and why Draco changed sides.

  • Objects of Desire by Azrael. The dream team sign a magical contract promising to lose their virginities within the year, they soon fix on the objects of their desires, but will the bitterness left in the wake of the war prove too hurtful for love to exist? HG/SS, HP/DM. This is a superbly written and very long story. Azreal has imagination, flair and a deft touch. Her 'heroes' are young adults matured by the ferocity of the war and struggling to make sense of adulthood. I even bought her Snape/Hermione, a pairing I've never considered and never wanted to read (I have this problem with the age difference, but the Hermione portrayed certainly knows what she wants). I have to admit to skimming some of the SS/HG stuff, particularly the sex, but I liked her kick arse Hermione. Ron's story made me cry, while Harry and Draco are fascinating in their love and insecurity. Also Azreal has written a devious, arrogant, evil, selfish Lucius who happens to love his son above everything, and that plot thread is absorbing.

  • Only your shadow by PhoenixSong (gen). Draco discovers that it's easy to hate someone from a distance. When you talk to a person up close things can look very, very different. A very angsty story from Draco's point of view. Very well written with a hurting Harry into the bargain.

  • Phoenix Song by xylodemon Certain situations force Draco to reevaluate his alliances. He turns to his former enemies, and finds love in an unexpected place. A very long and rewarding read with some great characterisations not only of Harry and Draco, of Ron, Hermione, Lupin and many other. I was particularly fond of Ginny while Snape was wonderfully nasty, vile and malicious yet still able to show his real concern for Draco

  • Ruses by Empress of the Eclipse. After his father challenges him, Draco ends up inviting Harry to his house for the summer. But what SHOULD have been a fairly harmless visit goes horribly wrong.A very different take on how Harry and Draco might become friends and then lovers with some fascinating twists, a somewhat out of control Harry and a cover up between the boys that almost destroys them.

  • Sacrifices Arc by Lightning on the Wave or here. Saving Connor begins a seven book AU called the Sacrifices Arc of Harry Potter's school years where Harry's twin Connor (bearing a heart-shaped scar) is acknowledged as the Boy-Who-Lived. I'm came in half way through book three and was so intrigued I quickly read the first two books. This is immensely well plotted and written. It is worth reading the author's blurb on the whole arc at her authors page on ffnet or skyehawke. It also goes to show that good stuff can be found at a ffnet! *g* The H/D begins in the later years and is very present in Book 7, but Harry and Draco are very good friends throughout.. The series consists of Saving Conner - Year1, No Mouth But Some Serpent's - Year 2, Comes Out at Darkness Morn - Year 3, Freedom and Not Peace - Year 4, The Wind that Shakes the Sea and Stars - Year 5, A Song in Time of Revolution - Year 6 and I Am Also Thy Brother - Year 7. I can't emphasise how absolutely superb these books are and how they get even better as time progresses. Yes, Harry is a very strong wizard, but the emotional fall out of his upbringing along with the plotting of his enemies, and those one would consider to be his friends, mean that nothing is a walk over for him and he struggles to survive in the maelstrom around him. Draco is beautifully conceived with much of the arrogance and conceit of the original tempered by his real love for Harry and the lessons he learns along the way. Each character in these books is well crafted and interesting. She talks further about her stories here lightningwave.livejournal

  • Seamus is Seamus and You are Yourself by Ari Munami is funny, somewhat silly and highly improbable - Harry returns to school at the beginning of the sixth year with 'it' in spades. Written in varying points of view, this has the most wonderful description of a an obsessed, baffled, infuriated and protective Draco. I still snigger at this thought from Draco in regards to his musings about wanting to get to know Harry "I don't just want to fuck Potter. I want to *know* him. Jesus. You know how hard that is for me to admit to? I'm not meant to feel like this, I wasn't built this way. But every time I get close to him the fucking tiniest violin in the world starts playing its little melody just for me. The birds start singing. It's a wonderful fucking day."

  • Snakes And Lions by GatewayGirl When Ron and Hermione get together, they notice only each other. A nightmare prompts Harry to return alone to the empty Chamber of Secrets, and leads to a new look at an old enemy. This is a long, 43 chapters, superbly written and plotted tale of a surprising friendship which develops and grows despite all obstacles put in its way. The Harry and Draco depicted here feel so very possible and very much in character, and I loved her Hermione. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the promised sequel.

  • Snatch by didntyoupotter Harry is comatose, Hermione and Ron aren't much help, and Draco isn't sure about anything anymore. Beautiful and bittersweet.

  • Something Impossible by Cassandra Claire. Draoc's twisted, paranoid and highly egotistical view of the world is absolutely hilarious, and this line sums of the whole mood of the piece - It was even better than kissing his own reflection in the mirror, which Draco knew because he had tried it on several occasions - snigger! Mind you, I thought at first that Harry and his backbone had parted company, but, thankfully, it grew back very quickly.

  • Somnio Salvus by Invisibabe. Year Six at Hogwarts, and Draco finds a way to spy on Harry's deepest fears. But will he use this knowledge to gain power over Harry, or to change his own destiny. This story has many features that are typical of H/D, but I liked the way Lucius was portrayed as a loving father rather than the hateful disciplinary of so much fiction. The idea of Draco invading Harry's dreams to cause harm, but being shocked at what he discovers and how that alters his whole outlook on life was nicely done.

  • Tempus by Ravenna C Tan. Students at Hogwarts have always been warned about corridors that appear and disappear. Did you ever wonder where they go? Or when? Harry thinks he is late to his seventh year potions class, but he turns out to be more than seventy years early. A very well plotted and thought through story that is both exciting and intriguing. The Draco presented was sufficiently like present day Draco Malfoy to keep my interest yet the circumstances of his time and for his Harry's first meeting so different that their relationship was totally believable and highly enjoyable.

  • Tempus Fugit by Stylophile A monumental cock-up in Potions leaves Harry and Draco contending with more than mutual enmity, and a strong desire to utter all manner of profanities. What could have been a cliché its done beautifully in this story.

  • The Annointed by C Dumbledore. Voldemort appoints 12 students to aid in the planned siege on Hogwarts. Lucius is dead, Draco is Lord Malfoy. A long intriguing read giving us a plausible reason for Draco's change of allegiance and some nice interaction between the Golden trio and Draco.

  • The Flight of The Draco Malfoy by ZS. The seventh years try their hands at Animagus Transfiguration. This is fun and gives a plausible reason for Harry and Draco actually bonding.

  • The If Sieve by Cathy The device sat on Draco's bed, denting the heavy green quilt into a rumpled dip. It looked a little like a Pensieve: a solid stone bowl filled with quivery silver liquid. This is a very enjoyable read and I really enjoyed the possible 'may be's or what if's depicted. The sequel, another highly enjoyable read, is Mirror Maze

  • The Malfoy Guide to Productive Extortion by Mirabelle. Harry's either drunk and horny or drunk and cuddly, depending on your point of view. Ron's straight but no one holds it against him. Draco could hand out detentions, but he has a better idea. I've never found the thought of a H/D/R threesome in anyway sexy, but this story is more comedy than anything else and Harry is utterly adorable yet quite ruthless. Draco is wonderfully snide initially until he starts thinking with his dick, Ron is amusing while Hermione's brief entry just about steals the show! Sexy in a humorous way.

  • The Misadventure of Draco Malfoy Ferretby sabershadowkat. Crackfic Snape turns Draco into a ferret for his own protection. He would've been safer with the Dark Lord. I found this story highly amusing, but with an undercurrent of angst and pain which made it rather good. It is about Draco as a ferret, and he is beautifully written and well characterised, but it is also about Harry as both very human and all round hero good guy as seen through Draco's eyes. I enjoyed her Draco, but adored her Harry.

  • The Shadow of His Wings by Mirabella.In which Evil faces an insurrection. Good faces an unexpected betrayal, and Harry means to find out which side Draco is on. A very interesting story with a very well conceived plot and a beautifully depicted universe.

  • The Summer After by Silent Auror or here. The first story I read that was based on HBP/Book 6. It is a hurt/comfort story, and is, as usual with this author's work, a very good read.

  • Three Little Pigs by Nope. 1,000 word ficlet involving hangovers, snarkiness, implied slash and an umbrella plus a surprise/shock . *g*

  • Transformation by Amalin. Harry/Draco, with a mild shot of Harry/Tonks. In Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts, he must face the consequences of the attack on the Department of Mysteries and the effects of Voldemort's return. And in doing so, he finds that even your enemies can teach you valuable lessons - about the world, and about yourself. A long enjoyable read with a fascinating and believable relationship depicted between Harry and Draco.

  • Unthinkable Thoughts by Aidan Lynch. Harry and Draco slowly overcome their enmity as forces beyond their control played with their emotions and push them together. The author takes his time building up to their acknowledgement of their emotions, and creates considerable angst, particularly for Harry, while doing so. The story makes great use of Hermione, Ron and the rest of Harry's Gryffindor friends and is very well written, detailed and romantic.

  • View Askew by Brenda Antrim. Voldemort opens up an unusual channel of communication between Harry and Draco. Draco doesn't react well. Written from Draco's POV and very much as a third person narrative, this story has some very amusing asides, as well as some pretty scary visions.

  • Walking the Line by Silent Auror. Sixth year is over and Draco Malfoy is on the run. The war is on and an unwanted assignment is forced upon him by the only people he trusts - and a one-time arch-enemy just may be out to kill him. This is very well written and intriguing as we watch the relationship change and evolve between Harry and Draco through Draco's eyes. Alongside the beautifully detailed relationship is an exciting story of the chase to destroy the horcruxes and finally beat Voldemort and it is a very good and rewarding read.

  • War Games by The Ruby Moth On the 7th Years' last day of school, the Hogwarts syllabus has been extended past the NEWTS to accommodate the Final Exam, a war game scenario. Harry learns his final lesson, and must examine the choice between Light and Dark, life and death, war and love, with some help from an eccentric ancient wizard, Draco Malfoy, Voldemort, and a bottle of Lucius Malfoy's brandy. Draco's only question is, how can he get into Heaven? A very nicely plotted and written story that presents a very plausible development of Harry and Draco relationship from schoolboy rivals to lovers, while managing to include Harry's battle with Voldemort.

  • When the Black Veil Flutters by Belladonna Lee. On the day when the dead walks amongst the living, Harry is falling into the strange mystery surrounding the possessed Draco Malfoy, and a darkness that rivals Tom Riddle. Creepy and very intriguing and the sequel is Ravens cry in Dissonance

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Date: 2010-06-05 08:25 am (UTC)
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Commencement by Aja

Hall of Mirrors by Ella Bane

Matinee by Lady Vader

Seamus Is Seamus and You Are Yourself by Ari Munami


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